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privacy, to allow the growth of electronic communications without compromising the needs of law enforcement. 1986, therafted in same year that fox news was and president reagan launched a strike of khadafi. marcus unterberg was one year old. the world was a different place and we can all agree on that. governing the internet is like having a national highway policy drafted in the 19th century. the is the first of hearings that the subcommittee will have, and we will explore the needs of government, to access the contents of stohr electronic communications and the level of judicial review required to obtain them. this was a necessary response to the rapid development of wireless communication services and electronic communications in the digital era. at that time, electronic mail was -- pagers were in their infancy. to voicebeen limited communications and addressed an area of communications for which there is a fourth amendment right to privacy. extending the wiretap provisions for wireless voice communications and electronic communications such as e-mail and other computer trans
them the law of the land, but they don't apply to 40% of the gun sales today. something like 58,000 gun dealers across this country, three times the number of mcdonald's stores, as a matter of fact, there are gun stores every place in this country, and those gun sellers -- they do background checks on all their clients. i think last year 78,000 times the government found reasons to deny people a permit to get a gun based on either they were criminals or they had mental problems. if that doesn't tell you that this is a real problem but good checks can really do something, i don't know what would. >> let me ask you about in new york the nra has failed a suit to try to defeat some of these gun control measures which are more robust than what the federal government is talk iing about within the states that are about magazines, background checks and assault weapons. how do you react to that? >> well, anybody has the right to go to court and sue over anything. and in new york lots of people do that every single day. but the supreme court, which is the one that interprets what the constitution
of 1974 was signed into law. we will be taking that up with the "a-team." angela mcglowan, james tornto and doug schoen. our first guest is here to evaluate obama's middle east tour. today's focus on the enormous price on jordan as a result of the syrian civil war. joining me now is judith miller and quivered clifford may. it is a very big positive impression with this to her, if not a concrete result. >> it was an extraordinary tour. the israelis called it a thermo nuclear charm offensive. talk about a restart in a relationship that was crying out. basically the president figured out do you attract more bees with honey in a country like israel who did everything he had to do to put a relationship on course. lou: wasn't he inconsistent to be talking about peace in the middle east? at the same time that he was threatening bashar al-assad and a wrong? >> yes, but they are both provocative. they are both belligerent. they are destabilizing forces and have been for years. he understands that the israelis are reliable allies, valuable allies in many ways. they are in a difficult neighborhood
, because of dishonor. i'm asking the holy spirit to teach me the law of honor. i've always been taught to be polite and to be gracious. you can have behavior... from a heart that has no honor. you can learn how to say nicey words to people and still not have a heart of honor. honor protects. honor corrects. honor submits. honor yields. honor is willing to listen. honor. your reaction to an instruction from your boss reveals your understanding of honor. something as simple as opening the car door for a lady reveals your code of honor. something as small as taking care of your elderly mother... is the proof of honor. i can create through honor what i cannot create with knowledge and intelligence. and what i lack in experience and what i don't have financially i can create through the code of honor. honor is a seed that will outlast my lifetime. if no one taught you how to honor someone because of their achievements, and there're seven reactions that reveal honor. your reaction to greatness. your reaction to the weakness of another. your reaction to pain. i wanna know your code of honor.
television. nbc's kristin welker has more on that from the white house. >> reporter: with stiffer gun laws facing an uncertain future in congress, new york mayor michael bloomberg squared off against national rifle association's ceo wayne la pierre on "meet the press" today. >> i think i've spent $12 million on running ads. >> he can't buy america. >> tell didn't don't protect criminals. >> reporter: bloomberg announced a $12 million campaign aimed at convincing swing senators to support universal background checks. >> i've owned a gun all my life and i'll fight for my right to keep it. background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. >> reporter: bloomberg's strategy -- create a counterweight to the nra, harnessing the groundswell of support for tougher laws in the wake of the newtown tragedy. >> 90% of the public wants something and their representatives vote against that. common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> he he's going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people and for the people and he can't spend enough of his $
. you will not mean to. the state has interest in defending the law. are startingts interest to the state. the concern is about how society and the institution of marriage will be damaged by this radical definition. >> you agree that moral disapproval as off the table? we are not going to criminalize a homosexual activity. we cannot do that. we disapprove of its. we are not going to allow same- sex couples to call themselves married because we disapprove. >> moral disapproval has nothing bases for these defending traditional marriage. are there some voters who may have boded because of proposition 08 because of moral disapproval? it goes both ways. of course people will have a mixed motives. think the states in the house report and on the floor are off the table? not consider them? of course a lot of this will tie into which standard of review the court and adopting. when you have plenty of statements in the congressional record discussing the importance of uniform eligibility it is weird cherry picking to say we will give decisive wait to these one or two or three statements
it the law of the land you can't discriminate in the area of marriage. >> u.s. solicitor general will have a final 10 minutes or och sigs. he represents the president and will likely be asked about mr. obama's shift to support same-sex marriage. a key justice to watch will be justice anthony ken neddy. he has been a strong degrernd of gay rights and a champion of state ri.s he could be the swing vote. the court could dismiss the case for want of standing which would allow same-sex marriages in california. the court could rule prop 8 is unconstitutional, it could threaten similar bans in other states or could leave prop 8 in place ruling states have the right to decide for themselves. the 9th circuits decision states voters didn't have the right to take away the freedom california supreme court already granted. coming up at 6:00 state attorney general will weigh in along with one of the berkeley women who is one of the plaintiffs in this case. a quick correction. i said prop 8 vote was 2004. it was 2008. on california voters ban same-sex marriage in the state. reporting from the newsroom ab
a scandal. in the next administration, angelico van buren is the hostess for her father-in-law, martin van buren, who is a wood door. -- widower. tonight, on c-span. >> last week the senate veterans affairs committee held a hearing on veterans mental health care and the need for assuring timely access to care. the hearing heard testimony from two panels, including mental health specialists and military veterans advocates. according to the veterans affairs committee chair, veterans are committing suicide at a rate of more than 8003 year and he urged the affairs department to increase the hiring rate for mental health clinicians. [gavel] of thethis hearing saturn -- senate veterans' affairs committee is beginning. i want to start by thanking our wonderful panelists for their years of experience in the important areas they are discussing with us today. i want to thank the va for being here as well. know, it isk we all 10 years with the united states went to war in iraq, went to war in afghanistan before that. what we have learned in a variety of ways is that the cost of those wars has been ve
president? >> plus, a colorado sheriff explains why he won't enforce his' tough new you gun control law. and breakthrough artist of the year rock the house with the governor. ♪ >>> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [ applause ] >> mike: thank you. thank you very much. a great lively audience and a fantastic show lined up for you. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. who would have thought that just over four months after liberals were dancing in the streets over president obama's reelection they are now crying in their beer and some don't even drink beer but they started. because they are are now realizeing that their taxes have gone up. way up in some cases. and obama care which was supposed to save them $2,500 a year is busting their budgets as the cost of their healthcare is soaring. ultraliberal comedian bill maher must have met with his accountant and gotten his tax bill. here is what he said. >> rich people i'm sure you would agree with this actually do pay the freight in the country. something like 70%. and here in california i just want t
stricter gun control laws in a lot of places, in western states that are supposedly so libertarian and free-wheeling. i think it's going to be a long haul. i'm glad we have a billionaire on this issue. >> did you notice colorado what it did last week? a gun state, a hunting state. once reliably red. a transformational change. >> i think colorado is a good example. i grew up in that state, it definitely is a hunting-friendly state. i only lived in sweet states, strategic. >> there's some ohio blood in there? >> i'm going to move there for a while so i can say, i used to live in ohio, it's a swing state. you're seeing it in colorado where this is going. states are responsive on a local level. politics is all about pressure and leverage. for somebody like a mary landrieu, she doesn't see as a national poll as necessarily the pressure that's going to change her election. she's worried about louisiana. she's worried about getting re-elected in that state. and until you see the zeitgeist change within the state, these politicians are not responsive to that. where bloomberg can make a huge differe
by the open records laws, and the sunshine laws and i think in san francisco we haven't talked to the city attorney about that or your counsel about that but the open records laws and sean -- sunshine laws protect them up to appointment so we're not in a situation where every transmission of information is available to the general public. if that is the case or that becomes the case then we change the strategy around a little bit so we can help to protect the identity of the candidates, not necessarily the backgrounds, but the identity of the candidates by still abiding by those laws. >>i think one of the strengths of your team is the tremendous community involvement and searches that you done. i find it interesting to the work you did in l.a. and many nonprofits. my hope is as our diverse communities expect topnotch transportation selection processes like this that we can involve them in as many of the aspects of the profile and the competencies that we can and i welcome a number of stakeholder groups and give you the recommendations as we sit down to one-on-one conversations. >> thank
. with today's announcement, this stop is now protected by law. so generations of americans can remember those struggles and those sacrifices. we need to remember the past so we can address the problems of the president. a program is put in place to help the legacy of slavery. this comes week after the law designated to protect minority rights in some places with an ugly history. today we also learned that a democratic governor in arkansas had to veto republican voter i.d. bill to become a state law. these are serious cases and serious issues. issues born from our past. the great southern writer willi william faulkner wrote he, the past is not dead. it's not even past. we must not forget the struggles that continue today. and we must muster courage, imagine the courage it took for tubman to keep going back in the south, possibly being captured or killed. we don't need that much courage, just some of that courage. we'll face the deals that are trying to be cut to turn the clock back on progress in america. we all need to have a little tubman in us. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardbal
crowds with tear gas and riot greer. protesters are against the proposed law allowing same-sex couples to marry. french lawmakers approved the bill for everyone last month. it's up for a vote in the senate come april. >>> a week from easters and tenses of thousands gather to hear the new pope lead palm sunday prayers. ♪ the pope broke with tradition at the start of the ceremony, greeting the crowd in an open jeep instead of a bulletproof pope mobile. during his message pope francis urged followers to shun corruption and greed. >>> have you noticed that your gas is cheaper? we're on a four-week streak where gas prices are on a steady decline. the lundberg survey reports the national average is 3.71 for a gallon of regular unleaded. that's 22 cents cheaper than a year ago this week. the most expensive gas is in chicago. cheapest is in billings, montana. >>> a pre-historic's family's road trip rose to the top of the box office this weekend. >> my name is eep and this is my family, the croods. he's been in a cave forever. >> three days is not forever. >> it earned more than $44 million.
, medical device century tax, on the healthcare law, so it's not as if we're immune. the bank thing is being waged in cyprus but it's not unprecedented. >> it's happened here before, neil. i you go back to the bank holiday act of 1933, they confiscated all the gold and sell very from private holders and then devalued the dollar. they just stole it. can that can happen here. >> neil: what would trigger something like that? >> you know, what happens there is a financial collapse elm if we keep running trillion dollar deficits, no growth, which is true, and we keep having these states with higher taxes and destroying output, it could happen here. it terrifies me. >> what would trigger it would be sharply higher interest rates when people -- in order to buy our debt. not talking about just a few points here but dramatically higher interest rates where it's impossible for us to pay our entire debt load. then becomes a point where we reach financial collapse. >> neil: when people don't trust their financial institution. but when it's your bank bank, your passbook savings account, that is called in
justice. it was not appropriate any more to become a nun and i decided to study law as a. so i went to college were my brothers were studying they followed our parents they were both doctors and my two younger brothers also were coming to college at the same time so there were five of us together. we were very lucky to get an apartment a house where oscar wilde was born and the coach would tell all the passengers to turn their heads but for reasons i go into not so much to do with me but in that same era of law school and someone i became friendly with called nicholas robinson says three of us got honors we were among those three and we went out to dinner and he decided he had better things to do so he would sit at the back of the class you draw cartoons but i sit at the front hoping to achieve good grades. i also signed forced myself and i try to save is honestly i wrote the memo are to be encouraging, push yourself and reach potential so i pushed myself to stand up and i got better at it so i decided to go forward for the dublin university law society and the first female student
gun law reforms. mayor bloomberg told nbc's david gregory on "meet the press" that lawmakers are going to spern the public at their peril. >> if 90% of the public want something and their representatives vote against that, common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> later in the same program, mr. common sense, himself, the nra's wayne lapierre dismissed the mayor's campaign as a mere vanity project. >> he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the american public. they don't want him in their restaurants, they don't want him in their homes, don't want him telling them what food to eat. they shiure don't want him tellg them what defense firearms to own. he can't buy america. >> right. of course, the nra never tries to use its financial resources to influence opinions. wayne lapierre seems to forget mayor bloomberg doesn't need to buy public opinion on this issue because the majority of americans agree with him. between 85% and 91% of americans support universal background checks in recent polls. that includes 85% of gun owners. so mor
-sex marriageings. both laws aim to block same-sex marriage becoming legal. a decision isn't expected until sometime in june. today a palace memorial will be held for tom clemens head of the colorado prison system. you remember this he was shot dead in his home last week. he was a troubled son of a good friend of the colorado governor. he died in a shootout in the state of texas. heather? >> well postal workers across the country have a message. they want to continue saturday mail delivery. it is mandated law but the loss is threatening to cut it to save money. karen gray of houston stopped rallies in virginia in maryland. they protested the same saturday service. >> the possibility of an end to saturday delivery looms large. the general wants to stop saturday mail delivery starting with office. the national association of letter carriers said a loud collective. >> this is part of a pre-meditated rumor designed to stop the postal service. >> union leaders more of the same. >> deliver on rday. >> they agree more are paying bills on-line but not everybody like seniors those who live in rural areas and
-span2, the fbi's top lawyer on how law-enforcement investigations are keeping up with new technology without breaking the law. that's followed by a house appropriations subcommittee looking into agriculture department spending. then "the communicators" with commissioner robert mcdowell. >> the nation's highest court is holding oral arguments this week on to gay marriage cases. the first people got in line thursday, and now the going rate for saving a seat is around $6000. a couple weeks ago director rob reiner explained why this is drawing such interest. here's a portion of what he had to say. >> one of the reasons we took on proposition eight, aside from the obvious reasons of marriage equality and we should all be treated as equal under the law and its, it was a bad initiative, and you know, the courts of our it overturned. we hope the supreme court will uphold those. those rulings. but it was partly an education process. we discover as we go along that, first of all, there's not one person in this audience, or anywhere, that doesn't have a gay person in the family or gay friend or
, transportation venues, urs has supported more than 400 of the fortune 500 firms and state, and law law enforcement we have a workforce of over 50,000 individuals and have the much sought after safety act certification. the individuals that we used on the subject matter team and portion of this, they have got a wealth of background, and very indepth, we have phds in there. you have got, structural engineers. pes, hvac, meps, there is a whole range of law enforcement. so we brought a wealth of experience and a lot of people to this particular project. who have good experience with transportation, i should say that all of these individuals have transportation backgrounds as well. >> one of the reasons that urs is in a very good position to look at the transit center is because of our out reach, we have got extraordinary advantage to access and look at threatening information on a daily basis that is due in part to the contracts that we hold. some classified and some open. this access is conducted on a constant basis and we use it to validate the threats so that we know what is going on ev
rally begins on the steps of city hall at 8:00 p.m. >> just ahead the call for tougher gun laws are getting lauder and more expensive. a new push by new york mayor bloomberg to promote gun control. >> prince harry is coming to america, the one place >> new york's millionaire mayor bible -- bloomberg is starting an ad campaign to encourage gun control. >> congress is ready to take up new gun control measures. opponents and supporters are gearing up for a fight. >> this is what the survivors want. this is what the public wants. >> it doing in to anyone but slows down law abiding. ought senate will debate a bill to crackdown on gun trafficking and provide additional funding for school safety. what the bill will not include, is a ban on military-style assault weapons. those in favor of stricter gun laws are getting a big lift from new york city mayor bloomberg who has pour $12 million his personal fortune into tv commercials in a dozen state targeting waivering lawmakers. >> i believe in the 2nd amendment and will future for it but with rights come responsibility which is why i supp
guns. and jim johnson is the balmer county police chief and the chair of the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence. chief, i want you to start with this question. what is at stake for law enforcement officials than having say, the background check? >> certainly the safety of americans is at stake here. certainly we know there are 30,000 people a year killed by firearms violence and a background check. nearly 6.6 million firearms each year are transferred without a background check. nearly 40% of all these firearms that go back and forth. police officers are killed each and every year by individuals who got their firearms outside of licensed firearms dealers. >> okay. let me go to mark. your group and mayor bloomberg are running a new ad in 13 states hoping to put the same kind of pressure on congress from your point of view, gun safety, that the nra does from the other side. those states happen to be the homes of key senators, especially democrats in red states who are crucial to getting background checks through. let's watch your ad. >> for me, guns are for hun
mentally, inexcellent, and dangerous into the system and enforcement of stronger laws, and punishments for gun trafficking. that is, i think, a fairly impressive list of things that the nra supports. paul, can you and the brady campaign then join hands with the nra on those issues? >> i was happy to work with the nra members to make sure we passed a bill to get more records into the background checks system, but with all of those things, unless we require background checks on sales, we're not going far enough. yes, they talk about things that make sense, yes, they talked about things in the past, and wayne supported universal background checks back in 1999, changed the mind apparently now, but we have to do checks on nearly every sale to keep people that have felony records and dangerously mentally ill from getting guns. lou: are those folks who are dangerously mentally ill in the system? avenue virginia tech, only 20% of the records are in the system, and the nixon act passed in 2007 signedded by bush in january of 2008 gave states inacceptabilityives to -- incentives to put records i
of campaign-style rallies, calling for tougher gun laws and new york mayor michael bloomberg has announced a $12 million ad campaign challenging senators in 13 states to support new gun control laws. >> 90% of the public wants something and their representatives vote against that. commonsense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> americans want gun reform but the right wing doesn't get it. they are still using their own play book. believe it or not, the nra is placing automated phone calls to people in newtown, connecticut, the town that is wa shatts shat in sandy hook, elementary, leik this one recorded. >> despite an outcry of public opposition, antigun legislators are aggressively pursing numerous proposals that are designed to disarm and punish law-e law-abiding sportsmen. >> far too many public leaders fall in line with the nra and echo the gun lobby's talking points. >> do you want to get something done? then don't scare people. let's not make it so impractical. >> you're scaring people that black helicopters and if we register guns are going to confiscate american'
in the population and the growth of the eldering community from san francisco, the lgbt elders. i'm an elder law attorney and my focus for a good 50% of my clients is on lgbt issues, financial, health, estate planning, et cetera. and what i see there is a great deal of focus on aids, on invisibility, questions on living alone or together, outliving a partner, on illness and death within our community, on housing and the lack thereof past a certain point if you're not gainfully employed or have a very huge pension from something that you did when you were gainfully employed, you might be out on the streets in san francisco. i have not done much political work here. i have been -- this is a mid-life career change for me. i was a college professor. i was [speaker not understood] at san francisco state when it was largely lesbian. i've been on the aids legal referral panel. in fact, the first work i did as an attorney was at my tree when it was still on henry street. i've worked at the [speaker not understood] nclr elder love forum. i'm past president of the national academy of elder law attorneys,
the ravages that gun violence has had on our communities. mr. law pierre talks about money and politics and bloomberg's money, what he fails to talk about is the way the nra has carried the water for the gun industry for years and has moved their money into the pockets of politician politicians who support them and has went after politicians who don't, and what we have is organizations like color of change and ultra violent and others, and we need to cull those democrats who come into our communities and let them know they are not going to have our support if they are in the back pocket of the nra and the gun industry. >> rashard let me stay with you for a second, how pathetic is it that on an issue where 88% of americans agree, i have seen the number where 87% of republicans agree on this issue of background checks that we have to cajole democrats to support the people? >> it really does highlight the problem in politics. washington, d.c. politics can real drown out the voices of every day people. when 80% of folks are firm and set on the issue, and it's such
law and break through artist of the year, and they rock the house with the governor. >> ♪ ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [applaus [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. we've got a great lively audience and a fantastic show lined up for you. welcome to huckabee from fox news studios in new york city. who would have thought four months after liberals were dancing in the streets over president obama's reelection, they're now crying in their beer and some of them don't even drink beer, but they started because they are now realizing that their taxes have gone up. way up in some cases and obamacare, which was supposed to save them $2500 a year is busting their budgets, as the cost of their health care is soaring. ultra liberal comedian bill maher must have met with his accountant and gotten his tax bill. here is what he said. >> i'm sure you'd agree with it, actually do pay, and i saw the statistics, something like 70% and here in california, i just want to say, liberals, you could actually lose me. it's outrageous what we're paying. over 50-- i'm willing to pa
. the released 12 bosch -- 12 high-risk level 1 offenders. to thetom line gets back rule of law. i do not know about you, but here in raleigh, when you pull local wal-mart and see a police officer's car in their in front it is usually a shoplifter. that shoplifter gets handcuffed. taken down. if they makew, bail they are released on bail, and then they appear for their court date. well, a lot of people make points about the low-level offenders of the illegal immigrants, but the bottom line is once they crossed the border, they have crossed a sovereign line of the united states willingly. unless they were kidnapped from mexico or whatever other country they're coming from. therefore, they break the law straight off the bat. i would a foreign them -- afford them the human rights dignities of not being treated bill, but at the same time, they break the law. reated ill. t holding everyone to the letter of the law, but that all of a sudden we make somewhat of a lighter standard for folks who were not even a sovereign citizens, i find it ironic. that is where we're supposed to be going if we are pro
to interfere? >> the same law that protects interns is also the one that got 14-year-olds out of the coal mines? was that freedom of contract? there has to come a point where you have to understand what are the -- >> coal mines, 14-year-olds? >> this is the 21st century. >> i don't see what century matters. if you volunteer to go to the coal mines and your parents are okay isn't that part of freedom. >> i grew up as less liberal. i have become a libertarian democrat. there are about 6 of us libertarian democrats. i used to be the press secretary for the democratic party. i understand the argument how we are exploiting workers of the world and they need to unite and have the backing of the government have the government demand john pay his interns. but why? these people are not so stupid they cannot decide whether they are being exploited or not. it is a kong tract written or otherwise understood and we should not use the course of power to the state to demand you pay your intern. >> the power is being used. the last 40 years have been a libertarian's dream. that's why we have unpaid workers. >>
's great to be here. and what you're talking about is the incentive auction, so congress passed a law last year giving tv broadcasters a financial incentive to relinquish system or all of their spectrum in exchange for money, obviously, that would then be used for wireless broadband purposes. so we at the fcc are busy trying to analyze public comment for what will literally be the most complex spectrum auction in world history. it actually is the truth. and it has three components which i'll get to in a minute. i've expressed caution, not doom and gloom as you just presented it, but caution in terms of when that will happen and how it will happen. i'm not sure it will yield quite as much spectrum as was first advertised. some of the first chatter was it would yield 120 megahertz which is a lot of spectrum. that was pared back to 80 megahertz because people had forgotten about interference issues with canada and mexico, then some estimates back to 60 megahertz. does that mean new york city? that's the equivalent of about ten -- excuse me, six tv stations going off the air, and there's the p
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a choice of affordable housing rent will stay the same, all rent control laws apply, owners will pass i am improvements to seismic up grades to the tenants and any owner do you doing any seismic upgrades will upgrade for parking. the associated permit fee would be halved. the owner would receive some compensation. >> thank you very much. next speaker? >> hello, i'm courtney clarkson and i want to say i do support this legislation. i think it's very important. i renovated half a dozen small buildings in san francisco over the last 30 years and that's something that i have always done. i would like to tell you a little bit of the realities having done major retrofit on a building. i was aware that in march of 2010. the board of supervisors unanimously passed legislation to get owners to voluntary retrofit and strengthen soft story buildings which was what i i had and they would wave buildings fees and expedited permits. in may of 2011 i went with my engineer to submit plans to retrofit a building and i had the plan checker from hell who had no idea of what we were trying to do, got no fee re
with the realtor association to make sure that disclosure laws adequately cover this and make sure that people buying and selling these buildings are fully aware of the ordinance requirements and myself and the city staff is here to answer any questions that may come up. thank you. >> thank you, mr. leaney. >> so mr. egan, do you want to present? >> thank you supervisors. control economic developments. our office issued an economic report on this. i will make 3 points about it. first of all, like many forms of legislation it has cost and benefits as the supervisors have mentioned the benefits of this legislation are highly sensitive to the probability of an earthquake. those benefits include future repair cost as has been mentioned for people to be able to stay in their home after an event. certainly improved life safety. these benefits are highly sensitive to earthquake probabilities and based on the numbers from usgs, the most recent numbers we estimate there is about a 2 percent chance of an earthquake and the 2 percent probability alone would justify this immediate spent you sped expendi
of the rent control law talks about passing through half and it's kept by the property owner. that's kind of fair to me. i can be convinced otherwise, maybe but i don't think so. i like to share between the tenants and the owners. i recommend a half cost pass through. it will also save buildings -- >> thank you mr. berry. next speaker. >> hi, good afternoon. my name is maria. i work with the cause -- the organization based in san francisco mission district and through our work with our members and clients we see a lot of the buildings are in a need of a lot of repairs including seismic retrofitting. we strongly agree that earthquake safety is necessary in our city and it's great that it's such a priority. unfortunately it should not be done at the expense of tenants especially after a hundred percent pass through. the majority of these buildings are under rent control and probably long-term rent control tenants. so an increase of $80 or more would create a situation where tenants would have to leave their units . we want housing safety and security at all levels, that includes earthquake
improvements are not subject to reclassifying the property as a higher tax rate that states law allows you to do that as retrofit. additionally we are looking into the loan process and these buildings maybe historic and landmarks. it would require a vote. with the mellow roos, they effectively become the voting body so they get to decide between the group when money is build out for these i am improvements that is repaid for their property taxes and gives them the mechanism without taking a loan individually. that is an interesting feature of it. if these properties change hands. the loan actually goes with it and the person who originated the loan is relieved from the debt. >> then in terms of the actual work that's being done, there was reference made before which is issued that i have been thinking about. in terms of making sure that the process for property openers owners who are complying with the law and somehow got financing and want to do the work and have to get to the planning department and planning of building inspection. what is your competence level that will our policy inte
, lotering, it is defined as to stand idly about and linger without lawful business and prohibts to the sidewalkses adjacent to the business as depicted on form 257. no person under the age of 21 shall sell or deliver alcoholic beverages. number seven, all sales and service staff within 90 days of hire shall complete the abc lead class and responsible service. the copy of the certificate should be kept to the premises and be given on request. this business shall be conducted at all times in a manner that will allow them to be easily identifiable as employees by law enforcement. employee clothing shall feature the name of the business. the sales of alcoholic beverages for off-sale conception is strictly prohibited. the licensee should provide one security personnel on the exterior of the premises. the interior should be staffed appropriately to control the patrons and stop the disturbances. the special events should be staffed at one security guard per 75 patrons. further licensee agrees to honor the request of law enforcement if additional security becomes necessary. number eleve
. they passed law after law after law and it has never been done. on both those issues, actual border security and stopping people from coming over illegally, and stopping visa overstays the government is in a mess. jon: the visa overstay ought to be a easy part. this is somebody presents passport and documentation and comes into the country and then disappears. >> especially after september 11th. they passed the patriot act con contained a provision about visa overstays. before that was done in the late '90s done after the first world trade center bombings. people come in, thererecord fort the federal government is not able to track them and find out if their visa expires and haven't left, then where they are. that is something almost at, at the starting point now. they just haven't been able to do it. jon: well i know that the senate proposals on immigration reform from say senator marco rubio and also senator rand paul put heavy emphasis on the border security. so where do those proposals go if we have no way of measuring whether the border is actually secure or not? >> rube yos people -- r
justices will strike down the laws limiting the rights of same-sex marriage. >> we're not right to redefine or topple the institution, we're out to be a part of it. >> reporter: one of two couples challenging proposition 8 banning gay marriage. >> to exclude them is to restrict their liberty under the constitution. >> reporter: defenders of proposition 8 say the federal government should leave the definition of marriage up to individual states. nine states now allow same-sex marriage along with washington, d.c. 38 others ban it. >> the institution of marriage and marriage laws are designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and the children they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: the second case challenges defense of marriage act, blocks federal recognition of same-sex couples in states they are allowed to marry. edie windsor had to pay $363,000 in estate taxes when her partner died. >> i couldn't believe they were making a stranger of the person i lived with and loved for 42 something live. >> president obama now calls the law unconstitutional. house republ
percent is renewable credit. shaped. under the law those are the characterization of the process for a hundred percent renewal portfolio. what you see under no. 1 under the renewable mix, the annual impact if we shifted from 5 percent renewable energy credits which are the least expensive product to 85 percent renewable energy credits in our resource portfolio, if we were to leave rate, how much funds would that free up in just that choice free up each year? that would free up about $7.2 million to make that policy shift staying a hundred percent renewable but changing the product to make that renewable supply. on the second row we funded from our revenues $14 million from our start up funds for our clean power sf program and under the not to exceed rate we have proposed we would be recovered that $13.5 million in 4-and-a-half years. what if we change that recovery period to 12 years? we would see on annual bases it would free up $1.5 million. we would lower the rate that we charge customers or make the choices that affect our cost. lowering our cost, perhaps applying some of
for the public. the justices are not expected to rule on either case until june but one law expert we spoke with says recent public opinion and polling that favors gay marriage could have weight with the justices. she also believes the justices may come to a compromise, even portions of doma may be struck down. >> i think it will be appealing for conservatives on the court because it's a question of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same
because you would like to relax some of the laws for people who possess and are smoking marijuana and you you also in the senate have voted against in fact to ban or rather against a ban on synthetic recreational drugs. why are you more lenient on drug laws, sir? >> the main thing i said is not to legalize them but not to incarcerate people for extended period of times. i'm working with senator leahy with a bill on manda tore arery minimums. there are people in jail for 37, 50, 45 years for nonviolent crimes and that is a huge mistake. the prisons are full of nonviolent criminals. i think even marijuana is a bad thing to do and takes away your incentive to work and show up and do the things that you should be doing. i don't think it is a good idea. i don't want to promote that but i don't want to put people in jail who make a mistake. there are a lot of young people who do this and later on in their 20s they grow up and get married and quit doing things like this. the last two presidents conceivably could have been put in jail for their drug use. it would have ruined their lives. they got
next month. i want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible. >> what if anything can get done while congress is away? politico's marty kay, can the president make the most of these two weeks? can he do things while congress is away? >> he can probably be very effective while congress is away of they're scattered around the country and the world. he can use this time to talk about immigration, a little about gun control if he wants to. what we heard at the end of last week before recess, was that the gang of eight senators, half republican, half democratic, are pretty close on some sort of an immigration breakthrough. how that plays on the full senate remains to be seen but they are, some of them are ready to start debating this. it is not clear what happens at the house but the senate is ready to start talking immigration. >> that gang of eight starts to seem broken by party lines a little bit. every time we talk about immigration, we have to look at the details. some people are pro pathway. maybe after 13 years. some are pro pathway after the bored he is secure. some are pro
for discrimination in this country, there is no room for discrimination in the law of the land. >> there is such optimism, will cain, among gay rights advocates that the u.s. supreme court will rule in their favor. are they right to be so optimistic, though? >> there are two separate cases. there is the one dealing with the defense of marriage act at the federal level and then the one dealing with proposition 8 in california. i do think all those people you show waiting out front assuming they're supporters of same-sex marriage can be optimistic about the defense of marriage act being struck down. but i don't think they should carry as much enthusiasm for the supreme court to yknock down prp 8. i think they will look for a narrow decision that affects possibility just the state of california and they will do that because they want to see the political process play out. they have seen through history with examples like roe v. wade that it's better for democracy to sort these things out than to come from the court. that's just a political analysis and prediction. >> and i hear yo
frank is a very large -- it is a complicated law. probably more complicated than i would have preferred, but it is what it is. at the heart of it is ending too big to fail, giving the government new tools to resolve large financial institutions when they feel in a way it will not hurt taxpayers and not subject them to risk. well, it forced losses on the shareholders and creditors of the large financial institutions, which is where they belong. it also requires the federal reserve board to have much tougher prudential standards, so higher capital, more stable liquidity, less reliance on short-term debt. those are the types of things that were problems during the crisis and the fed has been mandated to have better regulation to prevent banks from getting in trouble to begin with. the volcker rule, too, a key part, it was designed to prohibit proprietary trading by those institutions in the government safety net. if you're a bank holding company that has an insured bank that has fdic-backed deposits or access to the federal reserves discount window, you have a lot of government support pro
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